Stephen King's Pet Sematary Sees New Life In First Trailer

Three decades after the original, one of Stephen King's most notorious novels is getting a second life with its 2019 reboot.

Following the success of the IT reboot last year, the many works of Stephen King are getting the reboot, revival and adaptation treatment.

Already we've seen some of his projects like 1922 and Gerald's Game be turned into original features for Netflix, while Hulu created Castle Rock -- an anthology series based around many of his stories.

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One remake that was inevitable was Pet Sematary, which was first adapted for the big screen in 1989. King's novel follows Louis Creed and his family, who moves from the big city to a small town in rural Maine when he gets a job as a doctor.

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The family is befriended by their elderly neighbour who shows them a pet cemetery just past the woods behind the Creed's home. The cemetery lies on an ancient burial ground, and anything dead that is put under the "sour" earth... doesn't stay dead for long.

The remake stars Jason Clarke as Louis Creed alongside John Lithgow as Jud Crandall, the neighbour. The film also stars Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence, Hugo Lavoie, and Obssa Ahmed.

Pet Sematary is scheduled to open in cinemas across Australia on April 4, 2019.